Posts filled under #hastings

More exciting shop delive

More exciting shop deliveries today! I'm very happy to now be stocking the amazing hand dyed yarns from Renee @spunrightround, her colour work is spot on! Thanks so much Renee, I think I'll be back for more very soon! I have sock 80/20, and DK, drop in to see them in the flesh! I'll try and put a few in the online shop too later in the week. #spunrightroundyarn #handdyedyarn #colour #sockwool #littlewoolliemakesyarnstore #hastings #yarnlove #yarnaddict #localyarnshop #indiedyer #shopsmall #shoplocal #morningtonpeninsula

SHORTLISTED for the 2017

SHORTLISTED for the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture: Hastings Pier @hastingspierofficial in West Sussex by dRMM Architects @drmmarchitects for Hastings Pier Charity. The winner will be announced in a special ceremony at the Roundhouse @roundhouseldn in London on 31 October. Search 'RIBA Stirling Prize' for more information and to see the rest of the #StirlingPrize shortlist. Photo credit: Hastings Pier Charity #RIBA #StirlingPrize #architecture #architect #design #archilovers #hastings #hastingspier #eastsussex #timber

We are out and about agai

We are out and about again today in our All-New Fiesta! We are in somewhere in Hampden Park! Hopefully the pictures give you a good clue! . Snap & Share Look out for the Birchwood branded all-new Fiestas and simply snap and share using #spotthenewfiesta for your chance to win 250! T's & C's apply see website for details. . . . . . #birchwood #spotthenewfiesta #eastbourne #halland #hastings #eastsussex #fiestalove #gofordfiesta #fordperformance #forduk #fordgang #fordfamily #ford #newfiesta #fordfiesta #allnewfordfiesta #allnewfiesta #allnewfiesta2017 #newfiestaclub #forddesign #spot #newcar #competiton #win #cashprize @forduk

I started something new t

I started something new the other day, it's a chunky sunburst Granny Square blanket I love how quickly these work up!! The lovely @jellybean_junction Kate asked me #widn and I'm doing a bit more on this as well as making a few flowers for orders. Thanks for the tag Kate! what are you up to today? #crochet #crochetallday #crochetersofinstagram #crocheterofig #instacrochet #makersgonnamake ##chunkycrochet #workinprogress #crochetlove #grannysquaresrock #sunburstgrannysquare #yarnaddict #littlewoolliemakesyarnstore #crochetgeek #crochetaddict #chunkycotton #morningtonpeninsula #hastings #happywork #crafty #crochetconcupiscence #handmade #craftastherapy

Can you spot our All-New

Can you spot our All-New Ford Fiesta out on your travels in Admiral Retail Park in Eastbourne today?! Snap & Share Look out for the Birchwood branded all-new Fiestas and simply snap and share using #spotthenewfiesta for your chance to win 250! T's & C's apply see website for details. . . . . . #birchwood #spotthenewfiesta #eastbourne #hastings #halland #eastsussex #forduk #fiestalovehappiness #gofordfiesta #fiestalove #fordperformance #fordgang #fordfamily #ford #newfiesta #newfiestaclub #allnewfordfiesta #fordfiesta #allnewfiesta #allnewfiesta2017 #forddesign #spot #newcar #competition #win #cashprize @forduk

Can you spot us in Hastin

Can you spot us in Hastings today at Ponswood Industrial Estate? If you're in the area look out for our All-New Fiesta! Snap & Share Look out for the Birchwood branded all-new Fiestas and simply snap and share using #spotthenewfiesta for your chance to win 250! T's & C's apply see website for details. . . . . . #birchwood #spotthenewfiesta #eastbourne #hastings #halland #eastsussex #forduk #fiestalovehappiness #fiestalove #gofordfiesta #fordperformance #fordgang #fordfamily #ford #newfiesta #allnewfordfiesta #fordfiesta #allnewfiesta #allnewfiesta2017 #newfiestaclub #forddesign #spot #newcar #competition #win #cashprize @forduk

An extract on #hastings

Hastings gives its name to the Battle of Hastings, which took place 8 mi (13 km) to the north at Senlac Hill in 1066. The town later became one of the medieval Cinque Ports, and a popular seaside resort in the 19th century with the coming of the railway. Hastings is a fishing port with a beach-based fishing fleet.

The first mention of Hastings is found in the late 8th century in the form Hastingas. This is derived from the Old English tribal name Hstingas, meaning `the constituency/followers of Hsta'. Symeon of Durham records the victory of Offa in 771 over the Hestingorum gens, that is, "the people of the Hastings tribe.", Hastingleigh in Kent was named after that tribe. The place name Hstingaceaster is found in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for 1050, and may be an alternative name for Hastings. However, the absence of any archaeological remains of or documentary evidence for a Roman fort at Hastings suggest that Hstingaceaster may refer to a different settlement, most likely that based on the Roman remains at Pevensey. Evidence of prehistoric settlements have been found at the town site: flint arrowheads and Bronze Age artefacts have been found; Iron Age forts have been excavated on both the East and West Hills. This suggests that the inhabitants moved early to the safety of the valley in between the forts. The settlement was already based on the port when the Romans arrived in Britain for the first time in 55 BC. At this time, they began to exploit the iron (Wealden rocks provide a plentiful supply of the ore), and shipped it out by boat. Iron was worked locally at Beauport Park, to the north of the town, which employed up to one thousand men and is considered to have been the third largest mine in the Roman Empire. With the departure of the Romans, the town suffered setbacks. The Beauport site had been abandoned, and natural and man-made attacks began. The Sussex coast has always suffered from occasional violent storms; with the additional hazard of longshore drift (the eastward movement of shingle along the coast), the coastline has been frequently changing. The original Roman port could well now be under the sea. Bulverhythe was probably a harbour used by Danish invaders, which suggests that -hythe or hithe means a port or small haven.

From the 6th century AD until 771, the people of the area around modern-day Hastings, identified the territory as that of the Haestingas tribe and a kingdom separate from the surrounding kingdoms of Suth Saxe ("South Saxons", i.e. Sussex) and Kent. It worked to retain its separate cultural identity until the 11th century. The kingdom was probably a sub-kingdom, the object of a disputed overlordship by the two powerful neighbouring kingdoms: when King Wihtred of Kent settled a dispute with King Ine of Sussex & Wessex in 694, it is probable that he seceded the overlordship of Haestingas to Ine as part of the treaty. In 771 King Offa of Mercia invaded Southern England, and over the next decade gradually seized control of Sussex and Kent. Symeon of Durham records a battle fought at an unidentified location near Hastings in 771, at which Offa defeated the Haestingas tribe, effectively ending its existence as a separate kingdom. By 790, Offa controlled Hastings effectively enough to confirm grants of land in Hastings to the Abbey of St Denis, in Paris. But, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for 1011 relates that Vikings overran "all Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Haestingas", indicating the town was still considered a separate 'county' or province to its neighbours 240 years after Offa's conquest. During the reign of Athelstan, he established a royal mint in Hastings in AD 928.

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